STUDENT IMPACT PROJECT IDEAS

 
“No one is too small to make a difference.”

 

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Sit down... with your family and use each of these excellent calculators to assess your water and carbon footprint. Write down your numbers. Then click on the links that each website provides and decide which set of actions you can commit to this week or this year. Some are simple behavior changes. Some are bigger decisions. Get started. 

 

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Next Step… Share these calculators, what you learned, and what actions you are pursuing with other groups. For example: Green Team or Environmental Club, ASB Student Council, PTSA, Key Club, National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, and others. Share the Calculators with teachers in courses that might benefit from this kind of impact research.

- Greta Thunberg

 

STUDENT IMPACT PROJECT IDEAS

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TOP 10

CLIMATE ACTIONS

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STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

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GREEN BUILDING URBAN PLANNING

FACTS ABOUT

LEAKS

VIRTUAL WATER CONSERVATION

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FOOD

SYSTEMS

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DIRECT WATER CONSERVATION

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HOME

FAMILY AUDITS

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WATER SYSTEMS PHENOMONA

WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

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ZERO WASTE

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

 

Every year,

Sustainability Ambassadors will post the

TOP 10 STUDENT

IMPACT PROJECTS

based on the

clarity & completeness

of the design,

the local relevance,

the actual, measurable impact, &

the number & type of stakeholders affected.

SUBMIT A PROJECT FOR OUR TOP TEN

 

Criteria for Excellence

 

Eligibility

Middle school & high school students

Deadline

Submissions are accepted any time of the year up until June 15.

Map it

We encourage all students to post impact projects on the map.

Here are the questions that you will find on the submission form below. We encourage you to write out your responses carefully and thoroughly in advance and save them in a separate doc. You can quickly copy and paste once you are completely satisfied with your report.

Problem Statement

Describe in one sentence the problem you are working on.

Benchmark Current Conditions

Use data and/or a brief narrative to document and describe the situation you are trying to improve.

Stakeholders

Identify all of the stakeholders who have an interest in the outcome of your project and defend how each was affected.

Community Goal Alignment

Identify one or more specific community or local government goals served by this project.

Project Plan

Describe the steps you took to carry out your project, including challenges, surprises, adjustments, or breakthroughs.

Impact

Use data and/or a brief narrative to document and describe the actual, measurable impact of your project.

Communicating Results

Describe who you shared your results with, the number of people you reached, your methods of communication, and provide evidence of any feedback or response you received.

PERSONAL REFLECTION

How did this experience change you; your outlook, knowledge, or skills?

Questions?  Email us at info@sustainabilityambassadors.org

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